4* EARLY MLB BLOCKBUSTER BOOKIE BEATDOWN
Cleveland vs. Minnesota,
05/15/2012 13:10 EDT,
Score: 5 - 0
Money Line: -132 Cleveland
4* EARLY MLB BLOCKBUSTER BOOKIE BEATDOWN: Indians -132
The Cleveland are quietly sitting in first place in the AL Central. despite losing five of their last seven. However, Cleveland got back on track with a 5-4 win at Minnesota last night, and I really like their chances of building off that win tonight.
Cleveland will send out Derek Lowe, who is one of the more underrated pitchers early in 2012. Lowe is 5-1 with a 2.47 ERA in seven starts. He is 2-0 with a 1.83 ERA in his last three starts, which just happened to come against the Angels, Rangers and Red Sox. He didn't allow more than two earned runs in any of those starts.
This game is scheduled for 1:10 EST, which just happens to favor Lowe even more. He is a perfect 3-0 with a 1.27 ERA and 1.031 WHIP in three day starts this season.
The Indians offense should be able to give Lowe plenty of run-support. Minnesota will send out Jason Marquis, who is 2-2 with a 6.26 ERA on the year and 1-1 with a 7.16 ERA at home.
Cleveland is 8-0 in their last 8 games as a road favorite of -110 to -150! BET THE INDIANS!